Drake’s ‘VIEWS’ Surpasses 1 Billion Streams…In The United States Alone


Drake‘s ‘VIEWS‘ has reached a impressive streaming milestone.

Good news below…

As he prepares to enjoy life away from Cash Money, the rapper has learned that his latest studio set has been streamed over 1 billion times.

Billboard reports:

In total, the album’s tracks have now generated more than 1 billion on-demand audio streams in the U.S. — 1.07 billion to be more exact. (The latest tracking week pushed the album over the 1 billion mark, as it added more than 160 million streams to its total tally.)

When coupled with the units it sold this week, the project’s streaming digits kept the album at #1 on the Billboard 200 for another week (its fourth so far), outperforming Ariana Grande‘s ‘Dangerous Woman’ and Rihanna‘s latest LP ‘ANTI.’

With 189,000 copies sold and streamed this week, the album’s success gives the Canadian lyricist the longest run at No. 1 for a man since 2012 as Adele‘s ‘25‘ enjoys its 24th nonconsecutive week in the Top 10.


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  1. pat June 3, 2016

    come on SLAYke

    • FAFsh June 3, 2016

      This is why I don’t get streaming
      They pick and choose what to certify
      Isn’t this 10x platinum , then.

      • coockiness June 3, 2016

        If I’m not mistaken 1500 streams equals one unit sold.. So 1 billing divided by 1500 is equal to roughly 670 000 albums sold

      • Maurice June 3, 2016

        670k from streaming alone. This is literally the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard.
        Streaming has really messed it up as far as charting is concerned.
        You’ll have people like Jason Derulo going diamond now with albums based off of their mainstream pop songs packaged in their albums. So stupid.
        And then y’all compare the likes of Rihanna’s number ones with Mariah Carey

  2. Lake Erie June 3, 2016

    Drake is definitely Owning 2016! Gone head bruh!

  3. Keri Qween June 3, 2016

    Slay King !

  4. Blue June 3, 2016

    Notice how he didnt block bey

    • Ayyseify June 3, 2016

      That’s cause she ain’t worth mentioning on the streaming side durrrrr

  5. King Mark 111 /.\ June 3, 2016

    My Faves would never!

    • IStan4Rihanna. June 3, 2016

      ‘ANTI’ has been streamed “910+ Million” times on ‘SPOTIFY’ to date. 🙂

      • ???????Chile, take this “Itty Bitty Piggy” to the market and make sure you hold her hand while crossing the street!??????? June 3, 2016

        …and that’s just Spotify. Imagine the real total stats with Apple Music, Tidal, etc. combined and counted all together. I’m sure the album is over 1,000,000,000+ streams too.

      • BEY>RIH June 3, 2016

        Isn’t that its WW total?

  6. LOL June 3, 2016


  7. Jhene Aiko Stan June 3, 2016

    He is about to sweep at the Grammys. This is his best body of work since Take Care in my opinion.

  8. IStan4Rihanna. June 3, 2016

    Congratulations King Drake.

    1) X – Ed Sheeran – 1.4+ Billion.
    2) Beauty Behind The Madness – The Weeknd – 1.3+ Billion.
    3) If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late – Drake 1.2+ Billion.
    4) Views – Drake – 1.2+ Billion
    5) – Prism – Katy Perry – 1.1 + Billion.
    6) ANTI – RIHANNA – 910+ Million

    After 4 months, Rihanna is close to approaching that mark in terms of global streams, whereas Drake has two albums in the Top 5.


    265+ Million.

  9. Grande the Way June 3, 2016

    He is killing it in streams!

  10. B2B June 3, 2016

    Sad part is that all of those stream would only equate to 666K in actual sales. Congrats Drake!

  11. Ty June 3, 2016

    So how much does a billion streams equate to in actual sales?

  12. ???????Chile, take this “Itty Bitty Piggy” to the market and make sure you hold her hand while crossing the street!??????? June 3, 2016

    Bye, Katy! Up next, Rih followed by Bey.

  13. Cinnamon Girl June 3, 2016

    What happened to Queen Bey? I thought she came to slay?! Drake has totally demolished this bish! Admit it, fleahives!

  14. Nitram June 3, 2016

    All I know lemonade is enjoying pure sales…

  15. Stephon Jackson June 3, 2016

    Adele is slaying so hard. That album should be 10x Platinum by now, in pure sales. Not that fake stream crap. Meaning, she’s bringing in over 100 million $’s for Sony in America, alone. From pure actual sales. That’s incredible;. No wonder, Sony offered her that massive contract.

    • Yes girl June 3, 2016

      I couldn’t agree more.

  16. TAYLOR SWIFTS NUMBER 1 FAN!!!! June 3, 2016

    I prefer real sales… Not these streams…streams are basically from people who don’t want to spend money.

    WW sales: @taylorswift13, “1989” 17,000 (9,517,000 total).


    • ???????Chile, take this “Itty Bitty Piggy” to the market and make sure you hold her hand while crossing the street!??????? June 3, 2016

      Sis, soon it’ll be two years since “1989” was released and it still hasn’t sold 10,000,000 worldwide yet? Have you heard that the lesbian rumors have started back up with her? I honestly do believe that she’s at least no sexual, but no way completely straight. She’s just awkward with men.

      • ???????Chile, take this “Itty Bitty Piggy” to the market and make sure you hold her hand while crossing the street!??????? June 3, 2016


      • BEY>RIH June 3, 2016

        Sis, are you trying to shade Taylor? Because 1989 has outsold all of Rihanna’s albums. I love your comments though!.!!

      • TAYLOR SWIFTS NUMBER 1 FAN!!!! June 3, 2016

        I think nearly 10 million in this day and age is very good. Name an album besides adele to have sold 10 million plus in the past 10 years? There’s not many.

    • Grande the Way June 3, 2016

      People acted the same when digital sales and iTunes came to prominence over physical albums. Remember? Streams are killing off sales, they’re the future. At some point, stans will accept them like they did digital sales.

  17. No favs, just here for the music June 3, 2016

    This is insane. Congrats to him. I don’t really care for streaming but at least this clearly shows people are interested in listening to his material. His pure sales are great too with 1 million+. Drake is just all around slaying for sure.

  18. Jamon June 3, 2016

    I like how they said he outperformed Rihanna and Ariana by staying numbers 1, but didn’t mention Beyonce haha. No shade BTW

  19. Theman June 3, 2016

    Lol but physical sales in terms of albums still outpace digital sales. Streaming is whack. As long as artists go gold/platinum/multi platinum through pure sales it will always be. Flops hold onto this streaming thing because their favorite artist can’t say. Meanwhile, Beyonce’s pure sales are doing great. Who tf gets hyped over streams? Lol Idc what anyone says if an artist sales 300k in pure sales and another artist sales 150k in pure sales but 400k with this streaming crap then the pure sales should certainly be #1. GTFOH. With streams that add singles & album streams. It’s bogus. Streaming isn’t really eating too much away from albums depending on the artist.

  20. Theman June 3, 2016

    Also, Drake always sales between 1 to 2 million albums with each project. So is this really impressive? Streaming is free unless you got a prescription lol..

  21. whenindoubtthetruthwillout June 3, 2016

    Adele slayed 2015 with just one week of sales (3.4 million) and now Drake is slaying 2016!!!!!!

  22. Reddish tran ivy blokz Need UK timelyyou June 3, 2016

    Cool if this true for Drake

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